January 18, 2012
FOND DU LAC, Wis. — Marian University’s School of Education online program recently made the shortlist for U.S.News & World Report’s top web-based classes in the Midwest.
Ranked as #14 for Student Engagement and Accreditation and #22 for Student Services and Technology, Marian’s online courses cater to students who wish to earn their graduate degrees on their own time. All students are required to have taken the GRE exam, and 90 percent are already employed upon entering the program.
This is the first year that U.S. News has compiled a list of online curriculum at the higher education level, with consideration given to faculty credentials and training, student engagement and assessment practices, student services and technology and selectivity. Marian’s high ranking comes in part from students’ 24/7 access to live tech-support, low student-to-professor ratio and NCATE/TEAC accreditation. Even though the classes are held online, those participating in Marian’s program also benefit from among the fastest instructor response times and above average number of office hours.